What is the role of sinus CT scanning in the workup of vasculitis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Turbinate mucosal thickening with associated sinusitis and possible erosive changes is seen in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (see the image below).

CT of sinuses in a patient with Wegener granulomat CT of sinuses in a patient with Wegener granulomatosis (WG) showing erosion and loss of sinus walls.

Orbital pseudotumors may be seen in granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis.


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